FWC Eecourages Removal Of Lionfish

lionfish

Lionfish are a predatory reef fish that eat native fish reducing native populations causing negative effects on the overall reef habitat. They are an invasive species that threaten Florida’s saltwater fish and wildlife. The FWC encourages people to remove lionfish whenever possible from Florida waters to limit negative impacts to native fish and wildlife. There is no recreational or commercial harvest bag limit for lionfish. A recreational fishing license is not required for targeting lionfish. You just have to use a pole spear, a Hawaiian Sling, a handheld net or any spearing device that is specifically designed and marketed exclusively for lionfish.
The first lionfish reported in Florida waters was caught in the Atlantic near Dania Beach in 1985. Since then the species has spread north along the Atlantic coast to North Carolina and Bermuda and south throughout the Florida Keys. They are widespread in the Caribbean and have been found in the northern Gulf of Mexico off Pensacola and Apalachicola.
Lionfish grow to approximately 12-15 inches in length; however they have been noted to be larger in areas where they are not indigenous. They have a red, brown and white striped, zebra-like appearance with long pectoral fins and dorsal spines. The spines contain a venom gland in the distal third of the spine (but not at the tip). The venom causes pain but is rarely lethal.

Reel Work Sport Fishing Charters
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-9399
1-877-524-9377
Email: lauderdalefishing@gmail.com
Website: lauderdalefishing.com
Charter Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

Ft Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing 12-8-2011

Fort Lauderdale deepsea fishing aboard the Reel Work was good two of the three days we fished this week and a little slow the other day.

I took out an afternoon trip last Monday. Our fishermen landed a bunch of mahi-mahi while trolling weedlines offshore. We even hooked up with a nice sailfish for several minutes before it spit the hook.

On Tuesday we had two charters and fishing was kind of slow all day. On the morning charter our anglers were treated to a nice sailfish, but only managed one mahi besides that. On the afternoon charter our anglers caught a kink mackerel and a mahi-mahi.

Our Wednesday charter was much better. Our anglers caught two speedy kingfish and some nice mahi-mahi. What a difference a day makes!

Reel Work Sport Fishing
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-9399
1-877-524-9377
Email: lauderdalefishing@gmail.com
Website: lauderdalefishing.com
Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing

Ft Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing 11-21-2011

On Saturday the 12th we caught a lot of mahi and a few sailfish. I’ve also heard reports of some skipjack and blackfin tuna and a few kings.

The following Wednesday got out in the morning and caught some mahi and a skipjack tuna.Thursday afternoon our clients caught some mahi and a blackfin tuna. Heard a few sailfish and some mackerel.

Fishermen on the Reel Work had a good day of fishing this last Saturday. We caught two sailfish and some mahi. Other Ft Lauderdale fishing charters reported catching some small tuna and more mahi.

Reel Work Sport Fishing
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-9399
1-877-524-9377
Email: lauderdalefishing@gmail.com
Website: lauderdalefishing.com
Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing

Ft Lauderdale Fishing Report 10 2-2011

Ft Lauderdale Offshore Fishing Report
November 3, 2011

Ft Lauderdale fishing has been good over the last week inspite of some rough weather on a couple of days. Customers aboard the Reel Work have been catching snapper, tuna, dolphin (mahi-mahi) and mackerel.

Last Tuesday the ocean was a little rough but our clients had good catches of tuna and mahi-mahi. On Thursday we had a great trip. We were able to catch some dolphin and mackerel while trolling offshore of Ft Lauderdale, then we caught a bumch of snapper fishing wrecks and reefs. Friday was another great day with lots of snapper caught. Inspite of fishing in the pouring rain on Saturday, Reel Work fishermen had a good afternoon catching mahi-mahi.

Reel Work Sport Fishing
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-9399
1-877-524-9377
Email: lauderdalefishing@gmail.com
Website: lauderdalefishing.com
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

Fort Lauderdale Offshore Report 9-26-11

King mackerel, (kingfish) and bonita have been the most consistent fish caught while troling aboard the Reel Work over the past week. Bottom fishing the local reefs and wrecks has produced snapper and a shark.

Saturday of last week we had a good day fishing. We caught some snappers and there were a lot of bonito. We also heard of a few kings and a shark around. The next day we had good fishing catching lots of bonito and some kingfish. We also heard of a few sailfish mahis and wahoo being caught.

On Monday we caught more kingfish than bonito and some barracudas. On Wednesday we went looking for mahis but no luck. Went to the reef put out live baits caught a couple bonito. Heard kings and bonito caught. This weekend we got some kingfish and bonito trolling and some bottom fish. Heard kingfish bonito skipjack and more bottom fish.

Reel Work Sport Fishing
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-9399
1-877-524-9377
Email: lauderdalefishing@gmail.com
Website: lauderdalefishing.com
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

Ft Lauderdale Offshore Fishing 9-12-2011

dolphin and wahooFort Lauderdale deep sea fishing has been very good all summer and has gotten even better in September. Tilefish, vermillion snapper and snowy grouper have been keeping our Ft Lauderdale fishing charters clients busy lately along with some excellent catches of bonita, tripletail, kingfish, wahoo and dolphin.

Trolling offshore on the weekend of the 3rd was producing good catches of bonita and kingmackerel when I spotted a school of dolphin. We gave chase and ended up landing 10 nice size mahi and releasing several undersized fish. After loosing the fast moving mahi-mahi we continued trolling and started catching some big wahoo. We ended the trip with a 20lb wahoo, a 35lb wahoo and a 40lb wahoo.

This weekend while trolling live bait in 800ft of water when I spotted a floating piece of bamboo. Trolling around the bamboo produced 10 nice dolphin before the fish disappeared. A short while later we came across a floating pallet. We caught 22 more dolphin off of that pallet and ended the day with the dolphin, 8 wahoo, several kingmackerel and 3 tripletail. Now that’s a good day of fishing!

Reel Work Sport Fishing
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-9399
1-877-524-9377
Email: lauderdalefishing@gmail.com
Website: lauderdalefishing.com

One Great Fort Lauderdale Fishing Trip


Here is a video from a Fort Lauderdale Fishing charter aboard the Reel Work. The day started with a 74″ sailfish and ended with a 40lb amberjack. Not a bad day of fishing!

Reel Work
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-9399
1-877-524-9377
Email: lauderdalefishing@gmail.com
Website: lauderdalefishing.com
Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing

Fort Lauderdale Sailfish January 2011

Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing For Sailfish

A boy catches his first Fort Lauderdale sailfish aboard the Reel Work, Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing Charters.

Reel Work
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-9399
1-877-524-9377
Email: lauderdalefishing@gmail.com
Website: lauderdalefishing.com
Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing